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CHAPTER YI.

DIRECTIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE THOUGHTS.

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Tit. 1. Directions against Evil and Idle Thoughts

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Tit. 2. Directions to furnish the Mind with Good Thoughts.

Twenty great Subjects or Promptuaries affording abundant
matter for Meditation .....

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Tit. 3. Directions to make Good Thoughts Effectual.... 198

1. General Directions for Meditation or Good Thoughts ibid.

2. Particular Directions about the work of Meditation.... 204
Tjt. 4. The difference between a Contemplative and an Active

Life. Q. 1. What is a Contemplative Life? Q. 2. Is
every man bound to it? Q. 3. Whose duty is it? Q. 4.
How far are all men bound to Contemplation ? Answered
in twelve Rules....

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Til. 5. Directions to the Melancholy about their Thoughts.

Signs of Melancholy. The Causes. Directions for Cure.
Special Truths to be known, for preventing causeless
Troubles, &c.

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Tit. 6. Twenty Directions for young Students for the most
profitable ordering of their studying Thoughts....

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Twenty Instances of Extremes to be avoided...

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CHAPTER VII.

DIRECTIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PASSIONS.

Tit. 1. Directions against all sinful Passions in general.... 257
Tit. 2. Directions against sinful Love of Creatures

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1. Helps to discover sinful Love..

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2. Helps to mortify sinful Love..

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Tit. 3. Directions against sinful Desires and Discontents.... 268
Tit. 4. Directions against sinful Mirth and Pleasure,...

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Tit. 5. Directions against sinful Hopes ......

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Tit. 6. Directions against sinful Hatred, Aversion, or Back-
wardness towards God and Godliness

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Tit. 7. Directions against sinful Anger..

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1. Directions Meditative against it 2. Directions Practical
against it ...

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Tit. 8. Directions against sinful Fear

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1. Of God 2. Against sinful Fear of the Devil 3. Against
the sinful Fear of Men, and of Sufferings by them

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Tit. 9. Directions against sinful Grief and Trouble of Mind 319
Tit. 10. Directions against sinful Despair and Doubting.

What it is. When the Day of Grace is past. What Sin
is Mortal, and what is Infirmity, &c.....

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CHAPTER VIII.

DIRECTIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SENSES.

PART I.

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General Directions to Govern them all by Faith....
Deny not all our Senses as the Papists ...

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PART II.

Particular Directions for the Government of the Eyes...... 359

PART III.

Directions for the Government of the Ear.....

363

PART IV.

Directions for the Governing the Taste and Appetite... 369
Tit. 1. Directions against Gluttony. 1. What it is. 2. What

are its Causes. 3. The Greatness of the Sin. 4. Directions
and Helps against it. Rules for the Measure of Eating.. ibid.

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Tit. 2. Against Excess of Drink, and Drunkenness. 1. What

it is. The various Degrees. 2. The Causes. 3. The
Greatness of the Sin. 4. The Excuses of it. Q. May we
drink when thirsty, &c. ? Q. May one drink healths ?
5. Twenty Questions for the conviction of Drunkards.
Twelve Questions to prove that it is their Wilfulness and
not mere Disability to forbear. Practical Directions
against Tippling, &c.

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PART V.

Tit. I. Directions against Fornication and all Uncleanness.

The Greatness of the Sin. Directions for the Cure......
Tit. 2. Directions against Inward, Filthy Lusts...

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PART VI.

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Directions against sinful Excess of Sleep
1. What is Excess. 2. The Evil of it. Q. Whether Love

of Sleep may be a mortal Sin. The Cure...

ibid.

PART VII.

Directions against Sinful Dreams......

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CHAPTER IX.

DIRECTIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE TONGUE.

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Tit. 1. The General Directions. The Moment of it. The

Duties of the Tongue. Thirty Tongue Sins. The Cure..
Tit. 2. Directions against profane Swearing, and using God's

name unreverently and in vain....
What is an Oath. What is a lawful Oath. How far the

Swearer's Intent is necessary to the being of an Oath.

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How far Swearing by Creatures is a sin. Q. Is it lawful to
lay the hand on the Book and kiss it in taking an Oath?
Q. Is it lawful to give another such an Oath or worse?
When God's name is taken in vain. The Greatness of the

Sin. The Cure.....
Tit. 3. Directions against Lying and Dissembling.
What Truth is. How far we are bound to speak Truth.

Q. 1. Whether to every one that asketh us? Q. 2. Or to
every one that I answer to? Q. 3. Are we bound ever to
speak the whole Truth ? Q. 4. Is all Logical Falsehood a
sin, (that is, to speak disagreeably to the matter.)
Q. 5. Or to speak contrary to our minds ? Q. 6. Is it
a sin when we speak not a known untruth, nor with a
purpose to deceive? Q. 7. Or is this a Lie? Q. 8. Must
our words be ever true in the proper, literal sense ?
Q.9. Must I speak in the common sense, or in the hearers
sense ? Q. 10. Is it lawful to deceive another by true
words? Q. 11. Doth Lying consist in deceiving, or in
speaking falsely as to the matter, or in speaking contrary
to our minds ? What a Lie is. How sin is voluntary. The

intrinsical evil of Lying. The Cure .
Quest. 1. Is often Lying a certain sign of a graceless state ?

Where the question is again fully resolved (because it is of
great importance). What sin is mortal, and what is

mortified . . .
Quest. 2. Is it not contrary to the light of nature to suffer,

e. g. a parent, a king, myself, my conntry, rather to be des-
troyed than to save them by a harmless lie? The case of

the Midwives in Egypt, and of Rahab opened ...
Quest. 3. Is Deceit by Action lawful, which seemeth a Practi-

cal Lie? And how shall we interpret Christ's making as if
he would have gone further, Luke xxiv. 28.; and David's
feigning himself mad; and common stratagems in war; and

doing things purposely to deceive another ...
Quest. 4. Is it lawful to tempt a child or servant to lie, merely

to try them?

ibid.

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Quest. 5. Is all Equivocation unlawful ?
Quest. 6. Is all Mental Reservation unlawful ?

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Quest. 7. May children, servants, or subjects, in danger, use
words which tend to hide their faults?..

ibid.
Quest. 8. May I speak that which I think is true, but am not
sure ?

ibid.
Quest. 9. May I believe or speak that of another by way of

news, discourse, character, which I hear reported by godly,
credible persons, or by many?..

527
Tit. 4. Directions against Idle Talk and Babbling. What is

not Idle Talk : and what is. The sorts of it. The great-
ness of the sin in general, and the special aggravations.

The Cure. Who must most carefully watch against this sin 534
Tit. 5. Directions against Filthy, Ribald, Scurrilous Talk .. 552
Tit. 6. Directions against Profane Deriding, Scorning, or
Opposing Godliness .

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What the sin is. The greatness of it, and softish impu-
dence, and terrible consequents. The Cure .

ibid.

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CHAPTER X.

DIRECTIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BODY.

PART 1.

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Directions about our Labour and Callings.
Tit. 1. Directions for the right choice of our Labours 'or

Callings. Q. 1. Is Labour necessary to all ? Q. 2. What
Labour is necessary? Q. 3. Will Religion excuse us from
Labour ? Q. 4. Will Riches excuse us ? Q. 5. Why
Labour is necessary. The good of it. Q. 6. May a man
have a Calling consisting of various uncertain works?
Q. 7. May one have divers Trades or Callings at once ?
Directions

ibid.

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